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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Maine risks being the HoJo's of states

    Two weeks ago I left Maine with my family for an extended visit to Hawaii – my adopted second birthplace. I was born just a few days before Hawaii became our 50th state in 1959; that and my love of surfing are two of my many justifications for visiting this tropical paradise more than 20 ti...

  • The Universal Notebook: Those who can, teach

    Nancie Atwell, founder of the Center for Teaching and Learning in Edgecomb, has received the first Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, the $1 million award that is being called the Nobel Prize of Teaching. Maine should be proud that a teacher being held up as one of the best in the world is f...

  • Letter: Students, homeowners need SPHS renovation

    South Portland High School is at risk of losing its accreditation and the city cannot delay renovations any longer; we are in the 11th hour and this is it. One reason we pay taxes is to educate our children so they can get a good job in the future. It is a waste of all taxpayers’ money if ...

  • Letter: South Portland school cost is too high

    Over the past several years the citizens of South Portland have been asked to approve an expensive new high school project on a few different occasions. The people voted no every time. Since this issue is on the ballot again, the School Board must not understand why people have voted it down ea...

  • Letter: Don't be deceived by S.P. High School plan

    Like most voters in South Portland, I agree that the high school needs to be renovated. However, the proposed plan is not a renovation; it is a wasteful, financially irresponsible 50 percent expansion. The project includes 170,129 square feet of new construction and a net increase of 104,364 sq...

  • Letter: Out with the old, in with the new

    As I read all the political ads there is an overwhelming similarity with the incumbents. They all tell us how many things in the government are wrong and how much needs to be done. Well I submit to all that are reading this that what really needs to be done is, vote them out. These people create...

  • Letter: South Portland needs renovated high school

    I am writing in support of the South Portland High School renovation project. I recently toured the high school and I would encourage anyone who doubts the need for repair to take a tour as well. I saw cracks in the exterior walls, windows that I wouldn’t have in my home and asbestos thr...

  • Letter: Foster has integrity, commitment

    Contrary to the opinion of Jeff Toorish, I am proud to put my full support behind Gary Foster in House District 109. Gary has proved to me that he is a person of integrity and commitment who will serve the citizens of District 109 well in Augusta. He has an extensive record of community s...

  • Letter: Mitchell for governor

    No stranger to work, Libby Mitchell used to ride along with her “traveling salesman” dad, and when he opened his own store she sorted shelves and waited on customers. Along the way she had many jobs, including being a peach sorter and working for a jewelry store.  As a camp couns...

  • Letter: Foster has necessary qualities

    I would like to set the record straight and counter some of the personal attacks in Jeff Toorish's letter about Gary Foster. Growing up in Gray, Foster gained experience as an independent businessman and is a well-known carpenter and subcontractor in the area. He owns a multi-tenant buildi...